The Way of the Righteous - Psalm 1
“for the LORD knows the way of the righteous.” (Psalm 1:6, ESV)
Psalm 1 has a promise of the blessed life for those who delight and meditate on God’s Word. If you want the blessed life you can’t focus on trying to attain power, possessions or the praise of people. The happiest people aren’t the ones who are killing themselves trying to attain happiness. The blessed life is found not in trying harder but by meditating on the reality that in God you are deeply loved. God’s love is the love you’ve always been looking for. Staying connected to this great God of love is the path toward a blessed life.
On this Mother’s Day, how vital it is to remember that raising kids in the way of righteousness may be the most important thing a church and family can do. Andy Stanley says:
“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God
might not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
Jesus Christ took the cross so that you wouldn’t have to strive to be loved or feel significant or be important. Our kids need to hear that and so do we adults as we journey together in life. In Christ, you become eternally significant and passing this security on to younger ones is essential for mature Christians to grow and sustain faith as we navigate the roads of life.
Living Out God’s Word
Would you join me in memorizing Psalm 1 as a key Scripture to guide us on this journey? Try to memorize one verse a week and by the end of June, we’ll have all of Psalm 1 guiding us toward the ways of the Lord:
1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
May our roots go deep and may our children learn from us about finding our identity in You. We want to walk in Your ways, Lord. Help us stay on the right path. Remind us that You are always with us on this journey. Amen.